Boulder Older Adult Services – Jan. 2020

Age Well Center – East: 5660 Sioux Drive, Boulder, CO 80303 – 303-441-4150
Age Well Center – West: 909 Arapahoe Ave. Boulder, CO 80302 – 303-441-3148

Seated Restorative Yoga

Course # 19832

Fridays, January 3 – March 27

Age Well Center – West

11 a.m. – noon

Seated, restorative yoga is designed to restore both body and mind to a natural state of balance. The student is guided through breathing techniques, meditation, visualization and movements specifically designed to reduce stress, nurture and heal. Instructor: Linda Manchester. 

 

Deep Therapeutic Stretching – NEW

Course # 20262

Mondays, January 6 – March 30

Age Well Center – West

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. 

This slow flow stretch class is designed to strengthen, stretch and stabilize muscles and joints to help prevent injury and increase flexibility and balance. Breathing techniques with movement can help release blocked energy, loosen tight muscles, improve circulation and range of motion, and reduce pain. Participants will practice techniques to get up and down off the floor and should be comfortable using a mat on the floor, though chairs will be provided for assistance.

 

Building Blocks for Better Balance, Strength & Flexibility – Mondays

Course # 19829

Mondays, January 6 – March 30

Age Well Center – West

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. 

This class will incorporate techniques that align the body through focused awareness from head to toe. Breathing techniques will be introduced in order to connect the mind and body for increased awareness. Stretching techniques will be utilized for better balance, flexibility and injury reduction. Additionally, conditioning through simple resistance training exercises will also be utilized to strengthen the body for better control of movement.

Building Blocks for Better Balance, Strength & Flexibility – Wednesdays

Course # 19830

Wednesdays, January 8 – March 25

Age Well Center – West

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. 

This class will incorporate techniques that align the body through focused awareness from head to toe. Breathing techniques will be introduced in order to connect the mind and body for increased awareness. Stretching techniques will be utilized for better balance, flexibility and injury reduction. Additionally, conditioning through simple resistance training exercises will also be utilized to strengthen the body for better control of movement.

 

Ballroom Dance in January: Night Club Two-Step

Course # 19827

Tuesdays, January 7 – January 28 

Age Well Center – East

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Dance in the New Year with popular music from different decades. This versatile dance utilizes slower ballads and popular slow songs. Instructor: Judy Kreith.

Active Minds for Life – Leonardo da Vinci

Course # 19809

Wednesday, January 8 

Age Well Center – West

1 – 2 p.m. 

Leonardo da Vinci was an inventor, artist, scientist, engineer, architect, philosopher, and more. Join Active Minds in review of the life, work, and lasting impact of this true ‘Renaissance Man’ and creative genius.

 

Get Acquainted – Travel with Whitney

Course # 20585 

Wednesday, January 15

Age Well Center – East

2 – 3:30 p.m.

Come meet some new people including our new Older Adult Services Program Coordinator Whitney Garcia for a Social gathering around the topic of travel. Whitney will be overseeing the new extended Collette travel programs (2020 trips include Portugal and Rome). Additionally, she spent over a year living, working, and traveling in South America and has a passion for exploring the world. Join Whitney for this social gathering and meet others who enjoy travel and can share experiences.

There is no charge, but please pre-register to reserve your space.

 

Simple Nutrition to Balance Hormones

Course # 20555

Wednesday, January 22

Age Well Center – West

1 – 2:30 p.m.

Hormone imbalance not only affects a person’s energy level, it can also create excess hunger, sugar cravings, anxiety, hair loss, constipation and more. Learn the symptoms of hormonal imbalances that can be influenced by the thyroid, adrenal glands, and blood sugar, and how to restore gut health (yes, it’s related), stress and nutritional deficiencies. This program will review what to eat, how to maximize nutrient intake, restore digestion and balance energy levels. Instructor: Erin Williams, MSN, CN is a Certified Nutritionist with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a master’s degree in Nutrition.

 

Active Minds – Opera as Popular Music

Course # 19810

Monday, January 27

Age Well Center – East

3 – 4 p.m.

Opera began as courtly entertainment and became one of the most popular music styles in the 18th and 19th centuries. This educational session looks at the development and public reception of opera from well-known Baroque era singers such as Farinelli, Rossini, Meyerbeer, and Verdi to the commercial opera industry in Italy and France in the 19th century.

 

Mindfulness and Connection in the Face of Challenge and Change: 

an 8-Week Intergenerational Workshop

Course # 19960

Tuesday, January 28 – March 17

Age Well Center – West 

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.

This course will work to bridge stereotypical assumptions between generations by sharing stories and learning mindfulness practices. Together, participants will explore what mindfulness is and isn’t, how to quiet the mind to lessen the stress and anxiety, and bring compassion, gratitude and joy to all interactions. This eight-week course will pair a high school student with an older adult for the duration of the course, and will include interviews, journaling, artwork, group discussions, and other group activities. A commitment to attending all eight weeks is required to participate.

A $15 materials fee will be required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Instructor: Lisa Holmes is a certified mindfulness instructor with Mindful Schools; she also co-facilitates Boulder Universal Online School’s 1 to 1 Technology Assistance, a program that brings middle and high school students to the Older Adult Center to provide technology assistance for older adults.


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